04/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Apple Mac Sales Soar

Some encouraging news for Apple (AAPL) ahead of its March quarter earnings next week: Mac sales continue to grow much faster than the overall PC market, according to stats from research firms Gartner and IDC.

According to Gartner's estimates, Apple shipped 1.01 million Macs in the U.S. during Q1, up 32.5% y/y, while the overall U.S. PC market grew 3% y/y. Gartner pegs Apple's U.S. market share at 6.6%, up from 5.2% a year ago.

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